2019-20 Topps Hockey Stickers Box Break #3

This is my third and final box of 2019-20 Topps Hockey Stickers. With each box containing 250 stickers, my hope was that I would get pretty close to having a complete 630-sticker set. The first box gave me over 39% of the set, while the second box put me at 62%. While I know that I am not going to get every sticker that I need, my hope is that I am at a respectable enough number that I could finish the set off in a few trades.

What I Got in My 3rd Box

200 regular stickers; four were doubles within the box.

50 foil stickers. There were no duplicates. 

Like the previous two boxes, each pack had exactly what was offered: four regular stickers and one foil sticker. There were only four doubles total in this box, which is acceptable.

Breakdowns by 100s

Here is what I got in each grouping of one hundred

0-99

3o regular stickers
10 foil stickers
40 stickers total
(16% of the box)

100-199

30 regular stickers
9 foil stickers 
= 39 stickers total
(15.6% of the box)

200-299

28 regular stickers
5 foil stickers
= 33 stickers total
(13.2% of the box)

300-399

29 regular stickers
6 foil stickers
= 35 stickers total
(14% of the box)

400-499

40 regular stickers
8 foil stickers
= 48 stickers total
(19.2% of the box)

500-599

39 regular stickers
2 foil stickers
= 41 stickers total
(16.4% of the box)

600-630

4 regular stickers
8 foil stickers
= 12 stickers total
(4.8% of the box)

Out of the 200 regular stickers in this box, I needed 92 of them for my set, which is a little less than one in every two stickers. As for the foils, I hit the jackpot and needed 46 of the 50 foil stickers. 

After three boxes, I ended up with 533 out of the 630 stickers, and still needed 97 stickers to finish my set. 

I was also left with 217 doubles, triples and even a quadruple, to trade with other collectors. And I will have to trade because — unlike Panini — Topps does not sell individual stickers directly to consumers. Your choices are to either keep buying packs and boxes or to trade with other collectors on a site like Last Sticker, which focuses mainly on various sport and non-sport sticker sets. 

Fortunately, a generous collector who reads this blog gave me a whole bunch of Topps stickers that I needed for my set, so now I am only 12 stickers away from finishing the 2019-20 Topps Hockey Sticker Collection. If you want to trade, leave a comment or email me. 

Getting about 84% of the complete set after buying three boxes is pretty good — not great but not awful, either. Once I fully complete this set, I will give the 2019-20 Topps Hockey Sticker Collection a proper review. 

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Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

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